Title: Change readiness and knowledge sharing in organisational setting: evidence from software houses

Authors: Anam Iqbal; Muhammad Asrar-ul-Haq

Addresses: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal, Pakistan ' COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal, Pakistan

Abstract: Managing change successfully is a main challenge in the sphere of organisational change management. For organisation, managers must understand accelerating factors which can augment employees' performance for change readiness. The research study investigates the relationship between employee change readiness and knowledge sharing and their overall impact on employee performance in software houses, Pakistan. This study aims to examine the mediating effect of knowledge sharing in the relationship between change readiness and employee performance to increase overall organisational effectiveness. Through quantitative study, data is collected from 340 employees and is analysed through structural equation modelling (SEM). Results reveal that knowledge sharing fully mediates between change readiness and employee performance and, without knowledge sharing culture, change readiness cannot bring fruitful results in organisational settings. Being the empirical study, that seeks to extend literature on how knowledge sharing elements mediate between change readiness and employee performance in the organisation. To offer more contextualised conclusion, the study focuses on the phenomenon of change readiness and knowledge sharing within the software industry.

Keywords: individual readiness for change; IRFC; knowledge sharing; employee performance; software houses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2019.101480

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.251 - 270

Received: 31 Jan 2018
Accepted: 05 Feb 2018

Published online: 01 Aug 2019 *

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